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Edinburgh Darkside Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder and Legends

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The atmospheric city of Edinburgh is best explored by night, when tales of mystery and murder are at their most frightening. Discover the dark side of Scotland's capital on a historical walking tour that covers Edinburgh’s morbid past. Wind your way through the cobbled streets of Calton Hill, North Bridge, and Canongate cemetery, all of which are inaccessible by coach bus or car, and listen to stories that focus on torture, treason, and death.
Highlights
  • Explore Edinburgh at its most atmospheric on a night tour 
  • Delve into the dark history of Scotland's capital 
  • See Edinburgh landmarks illuminated by night
What to Expect
Your evening tour begins at a designated meeting point in Edinburgh Old Town. Greet your guide and receive an introduction to the city’s dark history. Wind your way down the cobbled streets surrounding Calton Hill and North Bridge, beneath which lies the Blair Street Vaults. Discover tales of torture and treason interspersed with stories of pagan festivals and dramatic historical events. Get acquainted with the deceased residents of Canongate cemetery, and discover the truth behind the gruesome exploits of Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh grave robbers. Your tour concludes on the Royal Mile.
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Departure Point
Frankie & Benny's, 130 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, UK
Departure Time
6:30 PM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • We unfortunately do not advise guests in wheelchairs to join the Dark Side Tour, due to the narrow stairways and steep hills. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a great walking tour, very informative especially about the witch hunts. Edgar was the perfect person to guide us, tall and dark with that flowing black coat. It just set the mood. Thanks for the opportunity.
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This was such a fun way to see Edinburgh and learn some of the darker aspects of the city’s history. Edgar is a real showman, brings the stories to life and has a wicked sense of humour. My friend developed quite a crush on him! Would highly recommend this tour
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We did this tour. The weather was awful. Edgar was a great guide, in spite of all the great humour he got some interesting facts across as well.
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My partner wasn't keen on this tour when I told him I had booked it but we had a great time. Edgar is brilliant and so so interesting. We would definitely do this tour again. We learnt so much about Edinburgh and Scottish history and had a giggle along the way.
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Well done- Jules was funny , pleasant and had great facial expressions with each story!!! We walked around many different areas in Edinburgh.
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